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Angryjosh1999 04-06-2016 06:59 AM

Rock Sliders Build Idea
 
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Alright so I'm going to be designing some rock sliders to fabricate and I figured I would get some other peoples thoughts and ideas on what I have designed. Currently my designs are very rough and do not have exact dimensions or any real good styling but over the next few days I will be improving the styling of them and taking proper measurements. Like I said it is a work in progress and I'm hoping to have actual blue prints done by the end of the day but I can't promise anything. Input is always welcome, even if its bad. Oh I almost forgot does anyone have a good way to mount the rock sliders to the frame? I also should mention that all of the tubing is 2" OD and has a 1 3/4" ID and the plate right now is 10 gauge steel.

Logan03CO 04-06-2016 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Angryjosh1999 (Post 2619874)
Oh I almost forgot does anyone have a good way to mount the rock sliders to the frame?

Simply weld 'legs' (w/ plates) out from the frame to the mounting surface.

Random Google Image Pictures:
http://www.4xinnovations.com/assets/...r/RS03_6Lx.jpg

http://image.fourwheeler.com/f/36131...elded_in_place

https://www.trail-gear.com/TG/prodIn...1-1-KIT_ID.jpg

Angryjosh1999 04-06-2016 07:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Logan03CO (Post 2619878)
Simply weld 'legs' (w/ plates) out from the frame to the mounting surface

Thanks it looks like I'm going to have to modify the actual plate that mounts to the frame and make it just a flat piece of metal. HEre was the origanal idea I've been basing my design off.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Po2MkCWqG3c/S7...fff9047a7b.jpg

Logan03CO 04-06-2016 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Angryjosh1999 (Post 2619887)
Thanks it looks like I'm going to have to modify the actual plate that mounts to the frame and make it just a flat piece of metal.

Yep - everyone that I've seen install items to the frame on a "modern" Rangers (including myself) - used flat plate (see picture below).

Also might help to search for other threads - there have been some really good ones w/ details posted over the years.

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/...ps832d906a.jpg

Angryjosh1999 04-06-2016 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Logan03CO (Post 2619891)
Yep - everyone that I've seen install items to the frame on a "modern" Rangers (including myself) - used flat plate (see picture below).

Also might help to search for other threads - there have been some really good ones w/ details posted over the years.

Looking at some of the pictures that you've posted it looks like I might take the top piece of tubing off of my design. And I have been reading a couple of other forums but it seems like most of them were made in 2010 so I figured I would maybe make a new design. Not that old stuff is bad but I figured I'll throw my own twist on a couple of ideas.

Logan03CO 04-06-2016 07:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Angryjosh1999 (Post 2619897)
it seems like most of them were made in 2010

Yeah - that is when people still actually modified their Rangers...lol

Pre-PlastiDip. lol


Good luck...we look forward to the progress!

vista4.0 04-06-2016 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Logan03CO (Post 2619898)
Yeah - that is when people still actually modified their Rangers...lol

Pre-PlastiDip. lol

:hahaha: i got a good chuckle from that.

horizon94 04-06-2016 09:52 AM

Surely plastidip will make a good scratch resistant coating on the sliders.

Angryjosh1999 04-06-2016 03:37 PM

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Ok so I was finally able to get some measurements on my truck and ended up going with something really simple. There is defiantly room for improvement and styling but I think that the functionality is there (I would mainly be using it as a spot to lift my truck with a High Lift jack). I do plan on doing updates to it and eventually making them once I get the metal and time. Tell me what you guys think. Ill try to include some sort of pdf link to the actual individual parts drawings and the assembly. By the way any place where the actual metal tubing meets ether another piece of tubing or a plate there is a weld. I'm hoping to make blue prints I really just want some feed back first. Like I said its nothing fancy and there should be more updates.

TexasWalkerRanger 05-06-2016 04:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Logan03CO (Post 2619878)
Simply weld 'legs' (w/ plates) out from the frame to the mounting surface. Random Google Image Pictures:

is the rocker panels cut out for the red ranger???

vista4.0 05-06-2016 07:04 AM

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is the rocker panels cut out for the red ranger???

Looks like it

TexasWalkerRanger 05-07-2016 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by vista4.0 (Post 2629878)
Looks like it

I always thought the rocker panels on Rangers were needed... Lmao I guess not.. Might as well cut mine out since they're rusting away anyway

vista4.0 05-07-2016 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by TexasWalkerRanger (Post 2630334)
I always thought the rocker panels on Rangers were needed... Lmao I guess not.. Might as well cut mine out since they're rusting away anyway

You ever look at them? Aint much there

TexasWalkerRanger 05-07-2016 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by vista4.0 (Post 2630364)
You ever look at them? Aint much there

yea that's true

smokinAMD 05-18-2016 07:24 PM

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http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...psxgldjjbu.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...pshe1n6dck.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...psfkaxa00f.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...pslpsfaow0.jpg

All for about $80 in materials.


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